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Thursday, 13 March 2008

Forms and Charts

The most commonly used types of forms & charts for recording information for your family history are the:-

Family Group Sheet Form
Family Pedigree or Ancestral Chart (usually 5 generations)
Census Forms
Source Forms

You will find all the Free Forms and Charts you will ever need at these websites. Have a look round each site first at their selection of charts, download a selection for yourself and then choose the ones you feel most comfortable with using.

Family Tree Magazine forms - lots of forms which can be downloaded in pdf or text

Genealogy Search: Free Genealogy Forms and Charts

1-Stop Free Shop: check out their Genealogy Resources page as well

Mary & Duane Baileys Website: lots of free genealogy charts to download

Your Family Tree: More great Free Genealogy Forms and Charts

Easy Genealogy Forms: includes Macintosh

also a site called Free Genealogy Forms has been recommended in a comment - looks very good and definitely worth visiting.

And of course the mummy & daddy of them all - Cyndi's List

PLEASE NOTE: You MUST have Adobe Acrobat Reader Plugin installed to print the documents from the sites listed below:-

Vertical Family Group Sheet
Vertical Pedigree Chart
5 Generation Ancestor Chart
Cemetery Log Sheet
Census Records
Illustrated Family Tree Charts
Marriage Log

Below are some examples of the two most important forms & charts you will need to begin your Family History.

Family Group Sheet

Pedigree/Ancestral Chart


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George Allen said...

I think these forms are most ideal to get proper records. If one goes through these forms can understand how easy to fill it up and surely will get records instantly.